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« on: March 27, 2010, 03:40:26 PM »

My family, friends and even neighbors act like my house is the local video store. I don't really mind them borrowing them but I have had problems with people not returning them. Dog Soldiers is a perfect example, I've had to replace it twice and no longer let anyone take it.   TeddyR

Do you let people borrow your movies? If so, do you give them a time limit to bring them back?

I don't give a time limit but am thinking about it. A certain neighbor borrows 4 or 5 at a time and I end up having to go ask for them back weeks later. I'm not letting her borrow anymore.  Lookingup

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2010, 03:50:42 PM »

Let's be honest--no one wants to borrow the kind of movies I have on my shelf.  BounceGiggle

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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2010, 04:18:19 PM »

In general no. There has been a few exceptions, one being my girlfriend who usually hates all my movies but never gives them back and I force my dad to borrow my Don Johnson films...  TeddyR

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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2010, 04:49:24 PM »

No, I have not had good experiences with borrowing.  One person kept a VHS set for so long that when I asked for it back, she thought it belonged to someone else.  I had to convince her it was mine.  Another guy borrowed a movie, then thanked me for giving it to him.   Lookingup

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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2010, 06:57:06 PM »

Once in a great while my mom might like to borrow a movie.  I've got a lot of crap but also some classics.  She's very good at returning them.  Shoot, that reminds me.. I still have Romper Stomper that I need to get back to my brother.

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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2010, 09:49:43 PM »

Yes. I'm at a point where I don't give a s**t anymore, and belief me I had it all:

discs being not returned
discs being scratched so baldy you couldn't play them anymore
discs which where stolen by a third party
discs being sold by the person I gave them
discs being never returned
and of course the classic where you have to ask for weeks to get your own s**t back.

But in the end it comes down to who wants to lend one, I wouldn't give them to anyone, anymore.
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2010, 12:59:42 PM »

No, I'm not a damn rental store.

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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2010, 02:09:49 PM »

I'm hardly ever asked but I will loan out 1 at a time per person to trusted friends and family members.

For people that live in the same house, they can just borrow without asking as long as they keep it in the house and are careful with it.

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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2010, 02:13:04 PM »

Only if I've known the person for many years.

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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2010, 02:50:07 PM »

Good question.  Generally I say go ahead if someone wants to borrow something.  However, time and time again I fall victim to lending someone something and for whatever reason never seeing them again. 

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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2010, 04:18:26 PM »


My movies are my babiez, if anyone can understand that.
I spend, what, $5-$20 PER movie and what if they get broken, severally scratched, or never returned? If people want to borrow my movies, I charge $2.50 per movie initially, plus $5 per night. This ain't no free video rental store, man.

« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2010, 05:16:00 AM »

my friends and family know what kind of movies I have, so they stay away! I can't even watch them when someone else in home.
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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2010, 09:30:53 AM »

I do my best to avoid lending my movies (although, I do let my parents borrow them from time to time because I see them almost every week and I know I'll get them back).  I let a buddy of mine borrow 2 DVDs several years ago and it took more than a year for me to get them back.  It was mostly because I only see him a few times a year and he forgot to bring them the few times we got together.  Eventually I got them back and they were in perfect condition.  The best way to avoid lending out DVDs is to offer to have people come to your house to watch them.  I treat my DVDs like other people treat coin collections, stamps, comic books, baseball cards or whatever.  Most people just don't lend those things out.  I just explain that to people and I usually don't have a problem.

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« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2010, 12:03:01 PM »

A definite "Hell Know".  I lost my Plan 9 DVD because I lent out movies.  No more.   hot

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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2010, 01:55:23 PM »

I'll let my brother or parents borrow stuff because they're all very careful, but generally I'd say no.  I'm really obsessive about the condition of my stuff if I buy it new, and I always get movies back with some light scratches or finger prints all over 'em.  I am baffled by how careless people are when handling stuff.  Oh, and I loaned out a copy of The Story of Ricky to a friend and his dog destroyed it.  He paid me back for it, though.

Also, I'm a bad person to loan stuff to.  I either take forever to watched what I've borrowed or I forget that I have it.

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